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Any Amount of Alcohol

I am often asked how much alcohol is bad for you. This is an interesting report that may help answer that question.   Study Suggest Any Amount of Alcohol can do damage to the brain.   Any amount of alcohol cause damage to the brain and more so than previously realized, according to a study in what researchers call one of the largest of its kind to date.   The preliminary findings from Oxford University were recently posted [...]

To the precise extent….

To the precise extent….. Pg.  66 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous uses this phrase about resentments, but it always seems to me that this could be used for any of the difficulties we face.  I have a friend who lost his father a few years ago.  He is angry.  He is mad.  He is resentful. This quote says, “It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To […]

It Takes a Village

Sister Mary Ignatia (1889-1966) Born Della Mary Gavin in 1889 in Ireland, Sister Ignatia worked with Dr. Bob to help admit alcoholics into St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, starting in 1939. She surmounted obstacles to personally care for thousands of alcoholics over the next several decades, both in Akron and later at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. Beloved by all who were associated with or helped by her, she was commonly referred to […]

Addiction – A Problem or a Solution

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Is it a Problem? Or is it a Solution? “Why do I or someone I love, continue to drink or use, despite the negative consequences?” This question has been asked of me thousands of times. The question comes from families and friends of someone who is struggling with addiction. It is both a complex question and a simple one as well. On the simple side, it is because it makes them feel better.  The next […]

Alcohol and your brain: study finds even moderate drinking is damaging

Even drinking fewer than 14 units of alcohol a week was damaging. ELEVATE/ Pexels, CC BY Tony Rao, King’s College London It’s a well-known fact that drinking too much alcohol can have a serious impact on your health, including damaging your liver. But how much is too much? For conditions such as liver cirrhosis, that’s usually more than 21 units of alcohol a week – around two bottles of wine a week or one and […]